In the wake of the Arizona tragedy, Glenn wrote a letter challenging news organizations and politicians to stand against violence of any kind.
“I believe that people can be evil and people can be good. But it is up to them. No one else. It is up to you, a personal choice. I am issuing a statement,” he said.
“This is a challenge, an open letter, to all those who claim leadership. To Barack Obama. To John Boehner. To Nancy Pelosi. To Michele Bachmann. To Sarah Palin. To Howard Dean. To Katie Couric. To Brian Williams. To the New York Times. To the Huffington Post.”
Glenn said, “I will continue to say the hard things. I will continue to challenge and probe. I will continue to question with boldness even the very existence of God. But I will do it with honest questioning. And let the chips fall where they may. I would just ask for someone to show an inkling of leadership and denounce violence on all sides. And more importantly, denounce the political game-playing because, I'm sorry, but I believe the republic is more valuable than your job, your position, your party.”
“And I choose today, as I have for the last two years, I reject the game and I choose to see it for what it is. The life or death of the republic. We're running out of time. We have to make this choice before others just make it for you.”